Innovative Hang-up Model Brings Dramatic Increase in Mosquito Net Ownership and Use

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Although some types of bed-nets have been available for free and for purchase in Ghana since 1998, in 2008 only about one-third of households owned an insecticide-treated net. This success story highlights the how the Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment (ProMPT) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development through the President’s Malaria Initiative and managed by University Research Co., LLC, supported an innovative model never previously tried on a large scale in Africa: door-to-door delivery and hang-up of insecticide-treated nets by community volunteers.

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